Re: How to subtract two sets of data for a ListPlot

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• Subject: [mg76723] Re: [mg76672] How to subtract two sets of data for a ListPlot
• From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>
• Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 04:38:03 -0400 (EDT)
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```list1 = {{1, 1}, {2, 2}, {3, 3}};
list2 = {{1, 1}, {2, 4}, {3, 9}};
Transpose@{list1[[All, 1]], (list1 - list2)[[All, 2]]}

{{1, 0}, {2, -2}, {3, -6}}

or

Transpose@{list1, list2} /. {{a_, b_}, {a_, c_}} :> {a, b - c}

{{1, 0}, {2, -2}, {3, -6}}

Bobby

On Fri, 25 May 2007 05:45:29 -0500, chuck009 <dmilioto at comcast.com> wrote:

> Hi all.  Suppose I've calculated two sets of lists of the form for
> example:
>
> list1={{1,1},{2,2},{3,3}};
>
> list2={{1,1},{2,4},{3,9}};
>
> What's an efficient way to create a third list with the same x-values
> but with the y-values subtracted
>
> newlist={{1,0},{2,-2},{3,-6}};
>
> I realize I can manually subtract them in a For-loop, but I'm sure a
> one-line command using Map or some other construct can be used as well
> but can't figure it out.
>
> Thanks!
>
>

--

DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com

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